Keeping Your Smile Safe for Halloween: Treatment Plans

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Are you ready to enhance your oral health care in the midst of the season of sugar? This Halloween, it is important to make sure your oral health hygiene habits and candy guidelines are firmly in place. As long as you forgo the sugar rush, your smile can survive this season and many more holidays to come.

As always, avoid the excessive consumption of sugar. Sugar converts into harmful acids in your mouth that rapidly promote tooth decay and enamel erosion. As an alternative, switch out sugary sweets for healthy treats that have a high water content. Furthermore, avoid sticky or chewy sweets that can linger in your mouth after consumption, as well as hard candies and snacks that can easily chip or crack your teeth.

If you have any loved ones who you wish to take care of, you can still allow them to enjoy all of the fun that comes with trick-or-treating without the toothaches that may follow. An effective method to consider is an incentive program that rewards your children for turning in candy. This means you can have them exchange their candy with you for money, toys, or other rewards. For additional oral health care for yourself and your loved ones, consider professional cleanings and oral checkups at your dentist.

If you require additional protection, and need to set up an appointment with Dr. Christopher Pavletic at Trine Dental Group, please call us to at 708-448-2588, or stop by our office in Orland Park, Illinois. We wish you a wonderfully spooktacular Halloween!